Religion

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman warms up before an NFL football game between against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Edelman expressed his support for the victims of a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting while wearing an Israeli baseball cap when he spoke to reporters after Sunday night's game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 05, 2018 - 3:29 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman expressed his support for the victims of a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting while wearing an Israeli baseball cap when he spoke to reporters after Sunday night's game. Edelman, who is Jewish, spoke in the Patriots locker room after...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Loyola's Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt answers questions during a news conference for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Sister Jean is the winner of Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. The Catholic nun and longtime chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team became a celebrity last March as the Ramblers reached the NCAA Final Four. In August she celebrated her 99th birthday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 12, 2018 - 8:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. WLS-TV reports Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner helped present the award Friday to the 99-year-old Schmidt for her work to...
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In this photo provided by the Andina government news agency, Alianza Lima club soccer fans, left, fight with members of an evangelical church, yellow helmets at right, outside the soccer club's stadium in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The two groups clashed outside the stadium over who has the right to use the area surrounding the sports venue, after the religious group arrived early in the morning and started removing the team's logos from the parking area. (Norman Cordova/Andina News Agency via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 3:50 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police have been called in to break up clashes between soccer fans and members of an evangelical church in a dispute over who owns a sprawling plaza in front of the main entry to a stadium. Hundreds of members of The Upper Room church wearing yellow construction helmets...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah chases the ball during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt’s soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline for the national squad have been met. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:14 am
CAIRO (AP) — Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met. But how long...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after driving in the game winning run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 03, 2018 - 7:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich beat out a throw at first to narrowly avoid a double play that allowed the winning run to score in the ninth. Game over, but the jubilant Yelich kept going — and turned across the outfield — before the rest of the happy Milwaukee Brewers finally caught up with him...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:33 pm
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines of a game has died. Sophomore Dennis Mitchell, 16, collapsed on the field Friday night, news outlets reported. In a post on Byhalia High School's Facebook page Saturday, the school announced Mitchell's...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, enters in procession to St. Mathews Cathedral before the Red Mass in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 20, 2018 - 1:02 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about institutions and sexual abuse, The Associated Press did not completely identify the university where James Campbell Quick is a professor. It is the University of Texas at Arlington. A clarified version of the story is below: Of all the horrific...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, a woman walks outside the main mosque in the downtown Chechen regional capital of Grozny, Russia. Muslim visitors from Arab countries in Grozny for the World Cup received an exceptionally warm welcome from the Muslim community in Chechnya, with taxi drivers and hotel workers going out of their way to make the visitors feel at home. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
July 02, 2018 - 8:07 am
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn't even have a conveyor belt for collecting baggage when you arrive. Bags are lined up in a small side...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2016 file photo, current and former Baylor students hold a rally warning of sexual assaults on and off campus in Waco, Texas. A former athletic director at Baylor University, Ian McCaw, has claimed regents schemed to make black football players scapegoats for a decades-long problem of sexual assault at the school. Excerpts taken from McCaw's June 19 deposition appear in documents filed Wednesday in a federal lawsuit pending against Baylor. Ten women are suing the school over how it handled their allegations of sexual assault. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 7:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former athletic director at Baylor University alleges that regents schemed to make black football players scapegoats for a decades-long problem of sexual assault at the nation's largest Baptist school, and that he resigned rather than be part of a massive cover-up. Ian...
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